EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

UK Heritage Sites to Receive Huge Lotto Payout

We always hear stories about people who have bought a lottery ticket and won a big prize, but it’s not the only way to get a big lottery payout, as British heritage sites have learned this week. The National Lottery heritage fund has announced that they are to pay out £48,000,000 to various projects in […]

Lucky Belgian Scoops Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot of the Year

By last night the EuroMillions jackpot had reached giddy heights with a top prize of almost €170,000,000, and ticket sales were exceptionally high with frenzied ticket sales running up to the draw. The news and EuroMillions results are in, after a Superdraw and a string of rollovers the EuroMillions jackpot has been won and it’s […]

Young Dad Becomes Scratchcard Millionaire

We often think of lottery draws creating millionaires but scratchcards these days also offer jackpot-sized prizes, as one young dad found out when he scratched off his card to find he was a £1,000,000 winner! Jamie Kay from Bournemouth only became a father a few weeks ago, so he’ll know every penny counts. That‘s why […]

Ways to Increase Your Chances of the Big EuroMillions Jackpot

This Friday the biggest jackpot of the year goes up for grabs on the EuroMillions with a top prize estimated at £136,000,000. Not the biggest jackpot of all time but a considerable sum and the biggest this year, after a Superdraw and then two rollovers pushed the top prize up. No doubt you’ll be hoping […]

Good Karma Pays off For Lottery Millionaire

A lottery player from New Zealand has won $1,000,000 on the lottery and is calling the win good karma as a rude customer pushed him one back in the queue to buy lottery tickets! The unnamed winner was waiting patiently in a queue to buy his lottery tickets in his local shop in Tauranga, in […]

New EuroMillions Rules and a Superdraw

It’s a couple of months now since we heard the news that the EuroMillions is tweaking its rules again, and after a long wait those changes come into play this week. Base jackpots have increased, new numbers have been added and the Superdraw pot has also been pumped up, just in time for Friday when […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]

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South Korean lotto winner loses it ‘Gangnam Style’

However, one of the targets of his satirical techno ditty could well have been a humble shop worker called Janite Lee, a Korean-American who won a fortune in the lottery – and promptly blew the lotto. Lee, who emigrated from South Korea as a child, was working in a wig shop when she bagged the […]

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Newsagent who sold herself a winning lottery ticket ends up in court for fraud

“I will always remain a humble newsagent. Someone has to win; it was just lucky it was me.” So said Clevely’s Hayley Tarry, who bought a ticket for the EuroMillions draw one very lucky Friday 13th while cashing up in her cornershop, and promptly took down a prize worth over £500,000 when her numbers came […]